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Monday, December 14, 2009

It's always fun when Grandpa(ma) comes when grandpa comes hurray!!!!
Thursday I will be singing that song the whole way to the airport!!! Then Brian and I are off to a fun weekend for our anniversary! Then on the 23 Sera will be here!!! This is going to be a great Christmas!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

GO BYU!!!!!!

26-23!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas lights

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These are the wonderful lights that Baxter spent a few hours putting up. He is already planning on what we are going to buy for next year!!! Brian is just happy that he didn't have to put them up.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Family Pictures!

We had friends take some family pictures and now I have to decide on which one to make into a big picture to hang on the wall. I am taking opinions!!! What do ya'll think?
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Please leave your favorite in a comment or I might never have a family picture. The last one we had done was when Baxter (yes my oldest) was 6 months old. So yes I need help!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Facials Fun and Food!

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BEFORE

To all of my Bloggy friends out there I am having a girls night out facial party!! I would love all to come. If you can't come for reasons like.... You live out of state!!! Just too Busy!!! Will be out of town!!!! Or just don't like me all that much!!!!

Feel free to check out the website! www.jodylyons.lbri.com They have some major cool items. The pictures above are before and after actually they are after and before. I had major bags under my eyes and they have a wonderful product that made it go away!!! It also has done wonders for Mari's poor dry skin. Every winter her hands and rest of her body become so red and chapped that it is really painful. Last winter she started using the body wash and it has all gone away!!!!

Let me know if you can make it!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What's Next?


We have had the worst of luck lately! I keep telling Brian it is time to move! This is the longest we have ever lived anywhere and our house is starting to show it. Everything is breaking. First our Air conditioner broke.
Then we had to replace the microwave. Which was quite daunting at first considering my husband is not the best at things like that. We bought it and with the help of me and Baxter Brian succeeded in putting up the microwave. It hasn't fallen yet! Knock on wood!



Then it was the toaster which didn't cost quite as much but a pain to replace still the same. The one we had was from Mexico. The new one is not as good as that one was oh well!

Now we move on the our new fridge. We had company this weekend and were confused that our ice maker wasn't working. Then we started noticing that everything was thawing. Luckily we happen to have a fridge downstairs so we moved everything downstairs. Every day I get to hear about what a pain it is to have to go down stairs anytime anyone needs anything. We thought about not buying a new one but then realized we need two because where else are we going to put 8 gallons of milk? So off tonight to buy a new one.
Last but not least our dryer stopped working much to my disappointment and Brian's jubilation the dryer was able to be fixed so I still don't have the above dryer that I would love to have! ;(

So that makes #5. They say things come in threes. What is next to make it an even 6??? The boys (all of them) are rooting for the TV!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Everyone beware!!!

Today was a monumentous day in our household! In exactly 6 month from today we will have a 16 year old. So that meant that today Baxter passed the written test and has received his temps. He has to have them for 6 months before he can get his official license. He drove home from the DMV. He actually had to make a left turn on to a very busy road! I only had a very small heart attack on the way home! For the next 6 months he will be taken out by his driver ed teacher and will practice and be taught everything that he needs to know.

I really can't believe that I am that old!!! Where did the time go it seems like we just left provo! In 2 years we will have driver #2. Wait that means in 3 1/2 years Baxter will be on his mission. I don't want to think about that!!!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday is a Special Day!

As the song says it is the day to get ready for Sunday. Our saturdays are so hectic it seems like we are just trying to catch up on everything that we missed doing during the week. I never have time to think about getting ready for Sunday! Sometime it does happen around 11 which then will include some sort of run to Woodman's to get something that we happened to forget during the day!


What do you all think about Saturday and are you able to get ready for Sunday!! Please shared how!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Very Productive Day!!!

After seminary and getting the kids off to school I started making salsa. The house smells yummy! It is always a great sight to see all of the jars! This is one of Baxter's creative camera taking shots!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lehi's Dream

In seminary today we talked about Lehi's dream. I put out a bunch of random things and barbies and gave each of them a scripture and they had to come up with that scene using what they could find. It was fun!

This is Danejah with Lehi and an angel talking to him leading him to the Tree.
This was Baxter's interpretation of the iron rod and the straight and narrow path.
Chris and the multitude of people on the path before they fell away.
This was after the mist of darkness (wind breaker) over took the people and they fell away.
This is Noah and the great and spacious building!

After we were done I passed out candy to a few of the kids and asked them to describe what it tasted like. Then I gave them the choice to share or not. Being the good kids that they are they all shared. It was a great morning!!



Monday, September 14, 2009

Seminary Rocks!!!

If any one has been reading my facebook will know that I am into week three of Seminary. Last May when I was called by the bishop after complaining about not winning the seminary bowl to be seminary teacher. I have had all summer to get use to the idea and sleep in. Because now that school has started I am up by 5:30 every morning. Believe it or not I am loving it.


It has been hard to admit that because I love to complain about how much I hate getting up in the morning. As some people know I don't even answer the phone before 9 on non school days! I am the first to admit that getting up has not been easy as I am usually plagued by migraines. I have only had one this week and it was nocked out pretty fast by excedrine!

I think part of the joy is that I have the best kids in the world! I am sure as the year goes on they will become more tired and not participate as much but I will just enjoy what they are now! They all pretty much stay awake and participate.

Fridays have been a blast! We have been working on Scripture Mastery on Friday. They definitely perk up! Especially when the candy comes out!!!

I also have enjoyed the daily scripture study that I have had! I am learning right along with the kids. I only went to one year of seminary and it was Old Testament. So studying the BOM has been wonderful! I am sure Brian is getting tired of listening to all of the discoveries I am making which I am sure he learned in Seminary. But he has been patient and acted interested!!!

I better be off to finish preparing my lesson!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chloe's Sunshine Playground!

My niece is raising money to build a playground for her wonderful daughter and other kids in her town in need of a special type of playground. Check out the site above and see if there is anyway you can help. Starting in October there will be a digital scrapbooking kit that can be bought and the proceeds will go to building the playground!!
How can you say no to that face???

Monday, August 31, 2009

Farmer's Market

We have become true Kenoshaites (sp). One saturday we went down to the farmers market by the lake. It was quite fun. My only regret is that I didn't take enough money!

Sister Sylva teaches kids how to decorate cupcake at the market so of course we had to participate!
Ben and his pink cupcake with an army guy!
The girls had a blast and of course were pleased that she had their favorite cupcake colors!

I would have more picture of summer activities but I am still waiting for Leaders (hint hint Seth) to get them to us!
Hopefully they will come soon because Baxter had a total blast at boundry Waters!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Family Renunion!

It has been a busy summer and one of the activities was the Bruner Family Renunion. We were in charge this year so every one came out here. We rented a real cool house in the Dells and had a blast for a week!!!
Grandma and grandpa with all 17 Grandchildren!
There was a great pool. We also spent quite a few days at a water park but of course I took no pictures of that!
There was lots of cooking! With 30 people it seemed like we did that alot. This is Brian's Brother. I was in bed with a migrain that morning or maybe I just didn't feel like making pancakes we will never know!
Mari and Cassie were in charge of crafts for all of the kids they made door hangers and the older girls made braclets.
Grandpa was injured or should I say shot in the head by Ben during an airsoft game! He wiped the blood off and kept shooting. Of course after posing for a picture!
Both Cassie and Mari were throwing up and really sick for a few days. They did have some fun!
Such Brotherly Love!!!!
Be Scared Very Scared!!!
Of course we had to teach everyone Ninja and had a few games. Everyone even the little kids got involved!
What a Bunch of NUTS!!!

It was a fun week! My kids miss all of their cousins and are already talking about when we can go out there again! If anyone wants to visit pleasssse do!!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

One more week!

Just a quick note to say sorry for being gone all summer. When my kids are home it is a fight to get on the computer. So when I do get time. I check email, facebook, and other blogs and that is about all of the time that I have. But school starts next week and I hope to have more time. I will have some make up posts because I am sure you all are just on the edges of you seats to hear what the Bruner Family has been doing all summer. Yes it has been a busy one!!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

This adorable little girl is my great neice Chloe! Her mom Tara who is amazing has set up a blog to raise money for an accessible playground!!! What to know what that is go Here!  




Yep, that's what it will be named. She called her city counsel, met with them, told them what she wants and, get this... they AGREED. 
If you want to help go HERE!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

OFF TO NAUVOO

We are off to Nauvoo for the rest of this week with the Youth from our ward. 
I will return with  pictures!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I was very excited to get my package from Debbie!
I actually got it on the 4th which was awesome. I loved all of the things that she sent. 

The skittle and glow sticks were a big hit with my kids at the fireworks!
The best gift of them all was the Mickey Mouse bag. We are all huge Mickey fans in our house! It also is big and perfect for the beach. Can't wait to use it!! 
Thank you Debbie!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Strawberry Jam Making!!!

Mari busy at work cutting the stems off the strawberries. How about Baxter's photographer skills!!
Dad taking a break from the blending to pose for a picture.
Me stirring and filling away!!
Cassie and Mari cutting Berries.
The "fruit" of our labors. We made 30 containers. We are hoping to go pick raspberries in the fall and make raspberry jam also!!!
My kids have decided that they don't like anything but our homemade freezer jam. So every year we pick strawberries and make jam!